Ministerial Committee of Joint Arab-Islamic Summit Holds Talks with Canadian FM

Sun Dec 10 2023
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OTTAWA: Members of the Ministerial Committee, mandated by the Riyadh-hosted Joint Arab-Islamic Extraordinary Summit, headed by the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia’s (KSA) Prince Faisal bin Farhan bin Abdullah, held an official meeting on Saturday in Ottawa with the Canadian Foreign Minister, Melanie Joly, the Saudi Press Agency (SPA) reported.

According to the SPA, the meeting witnessed the participation of the Foreign Minister of Palestine, Riyadh Al-Malki, and Foreign Minister of Turkiye, Hakan Fidan.

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The SPA reported that the meeting tackled the recent developments in Gaza and their repercussions, including the military escalation against unarmed civilian population. According to the SPA, during the meeting, members of the committee highlighted the imperative for an urgent and immediate truce to restore stability and security in the Gaza Strip.

The SPA maintained that they called on the world to act swiftly and shoulder its duties in protecting civilian population from the Israeli occupation’s killing machine, emphasizing that the discussion regarding the future of the Gaza Strip and the Palestinian cause should come following an immediate truce and the calming of the unjustified military escalation.

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They also underlined the need for serious and immediate measures to ensure the establishment of humanitarian corridors for delivering relief help into Gaza, expressing rejection of restricting the entry of aid and help to the Gaza Strip.

Moreover, they also stressed the significance of creating a genuine political atmosphere to establish an independent Palestinian state on the borders of June 4, 1967, based on the relevant international resolutions, expressing rejection of discussing the Gaza separately from the Palestinian cause, the SPA further maintained.

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